I offer a professional, confidential and prompt individual and couples counselling service.
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor working in North Belfast. I have been providing a counselling service for both individuals and couples for over ten years and I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
My initial training was in the person-centred approach. My specialist training, enabling me to undertake relationship work with couples, and carried out in London University's Birkbeck College, focussed on two further approaches, i.e. systemic and psychodynamic.
I have a background in community work, adult education and research. For many years I worked in both Further and Higher Education teaching psychology, personal effectiveness and research methodologies. I was also a member of the Disability Team working with adults with learning disabilities. I carried out and published several qualitative research projects on disability, inclusion and discrimination.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling, Birkbeck College, University of London - validating authority, Relate Institute and Hull University 2007
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, Queen's University, Belfast 2006
Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling, Queen's University, Belfast 2005.
M.Phil by thesis, University of Ulster, 2000
Advanced Diploma in Education (FE) 1991
BA (hon) Psychology 1981
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per 60 minute session.